OJ Simpson's mug shot was on the cover of a few magazines right after his arrest. Most remembered was TIME's decision to drastically darken the original image. In contrast NEWSWEEK ran a version that was much truer to the original.
I think that there were some cries of racism (making the suspected murderer black man blacker), and also just pointing out that darkening the photo was like calling OJ guilty. What is the difference between darkening a photo and erasing elements from it? Is this less manipulated than my earlier post of the smoking city just becase no shapes or textures were added, only the origianl pixels were shifted in color? What do you think?